Summary: A return to form for the IXUS line, the Canon IXUS 510 HS is one of the best-looking cameras you can buy, and if you do, you won't be disappointed with its output. Vivid colours, fine detail and a good zoom make this camera a great choice.
Excerpt: This 10 megapixel camera with a 28–336mm (film equivalent) zoom lens is a variation of the 500 HS already reviewed. It has a face area exactly that of a credit card and it is a mere 19mm thick. It weighs in at 155 g and easily fits in any pocket or bag. The small body feels rugged and looks good with its squared-off corners. The 75mm 461k dot LCD is a touch screen through which every function is controlled. The only buttons are for on/off, zoom and review.
Excerpt: Canon IXUS and Powershot cameras have come a little bit closer to one another these days. Gone are the definite lines of separation with technology so to make sure that the consumer has something that looks completely different to its cousin, Canon make the IXUS models look extremely sexy. The IXUS 510 HS is no exception. The black version we tested has a high gloss face with a large lens bezel that - despite the 12x optical zoom - sits flush with the rest of the body.
Conclusion: Looking towards the overall performance, it can be concluded that the IXUS 510 HS is a great little camera. It's pleasing to see it returning to its roots as a stylish, chunky little block of a snapper. It's even better to have so many features built-in, with a long zoom, fair resolution and excellent smart phone integration.
Conclusion: All in all Canon IXUS 510 HS proves to be an ideal choice especially for iPhone owners with its 12x optical zoom lens, image stabilization, and integrated Wi-Fi. Its built in high end technology ensure good colors, premium image quality and brilliant macro performance.
Pros: Compact built up with 12x optical zoom, good macro mode, Full HD video with superb stereo sound and color reproduction. Best is that its Wi-Fi works well with iPhone.
Cons: Uncomfortable grip, and some users may find it expensive.
Conclusion: IXUS 510 HS is a nice compact point-and-shoot camera with superb set of features. The best part is that this camera is available with some money saving combo offers on certain online shopping portals.
Excerpt: There are dozens of compact cameras on the market to choose from. The Canon IXUS 510 HS sets out to grab your attention with its built-in Wi-Fi, touchscreen and 12x optical zoom. There are plenty of features here to gawp at, but at close to the £300 mark is the IXUS 510 able to offer performance power to match the price?
Pros: Decent image quality, touchscreen useful for hands-on focusing, Wi-Fi will benefit some users
Cons: Expensive, chunky design, on/off and playback button placement, touchscreen won’t be to all tastes, touchscreen well behind current mobile phone standards, micro SD, poor battery life